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Parenting through the Eyes of Lollipops is a magnificent book by Jacqueline Pirtle. I was gifted this book, and this is not a paid review. I wanted to provide you, my reader information about this book as it would make an excellent book for parents this holiday season.
Jacqueline Pirtle is a holistic practitioner, as well as a mom herself. She shares her experience of parenthood by providing real parenting scenarios that we parents can relate to. She also connects these situations with a spiritual and energetic sense, all while keeping the child’s perspective in mind.
In her book, Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops, it makes you feel comfortable just by being there for your child. It inspires you to take a deep breath and enjoy being a parent. Whether you are a mother, father, or grandparent, each time you pick up this book, you will feel inspired to be with your children. You have no one to impress, not even your child. You just have to BE.
Jacqueline defines BE as, ‘to feel well, to be happy, to enjoy, and to feel excited about your existence and expansion. Just think about how well you feel by reading the first few paragraphs about your magnificence and how wonderful it feels to acknowledge that all you have to do is BE your soul being, which is pure positive energy.’
As you showing being, you can teach your children the same. You can keep teaching your children the magic of being by using uplifting words, affirmative actions, through explanation and education.
She makes parenting fun and fresh. Jacqueline has a joyful way to better parenting by following three pillars:
In this section, it mentions the two jobs and their responsibilities, as well as the subjects being taught. That would include the teacher’s position where the student is learning respect and compassion. Then the student’s job is to allow being shown and respects the wisdom of their teacher. The subjects include physical life and spiritual life, which you would be surprised how much this includes:
- Physical life includes eating, showering our bodies, sports, crafts and activities, playing, human interaction, cooking, paying bills, etc.
- Spiritual life includes all that is beyond our physical existence, such as intuition, higher powers, feelings, thoughts, energetic beings, soul beings, etc.
A parent or a child is capable of fulfilling either job and learning either subject. It is all about timing, but both jobs have to fill for there to be a balance. When friction arises, that would be a precise time to re-evaluate.
It is Never the Child
When children misbehave, it is common to forget why they are here in the first place, or it wouldn’t be called misbehaving. A child always behaves in the most truthful and fitting ways to there own calling.
However, a child is never genuinely misbehaving; they are just not doing what the parent wants, and they are doing what they feel is right. I never thought of this, but it is correct.
Mrs. Pirtle says, “Don’t make your children change the direction that they chose- especially not because you believe the other way is better for them.” It would result in both of you not following your soul journey. This would be making a life you want to BE and live in- one that belongs to you.
The Love Cycle of Parenthood
Mrs. Pirtle breaks down from the happy thoughts of conceiving to being blessed with your infant that leads to instant love. Next, your child will grow and grow, and your love for them will grow bigger and bigger over the lifetime.
As they grow, you will go through many phases of the love cycle from kindergarten to graduating. At times you may feel that your children have turned into ‘monster.’ However, every age and phase is an important growth factor of love and your capability to love as the grand love. Grand love is defined as nourishing your being, and your child is in the exact spot where nourishment is needed. It shows itself as feeling loved, need, valued, and purposeful.
At a time, you may feel that your children are no longer teaching you, but this is an incredible opportunity to allow you to shift this grand love back towards yourself.
In conclusion, Jacqueline Pirtle takes you on an experience like no other when parenting your children or grandchildren. You will dig deeper into the meaning of parenting and be able to enjoy parenting more by just following her three pillars. It is one of the top best books I have read in 2019 so much that I have read it three times before writing this.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, click here, amazon does currently have it as FREE for the kindle edition.